Cupping the first 2020 harvest!

Happy Easter everyone!

This week the tea auctions started as usual here in Kagoshima. And yesterday we were finally able to cup some of the fresh 2020 harvest! 

The tea is a slightly shaded deep steamed sencha. 

Behind the utensils on the tray you can see a branch from the tea tree as it looks before plucking. Very nice to use as decoration. 

During infusion.

The infused tea tasted as good as expected, with the characteristic grassy freshness that you only get from the newly harvested spring flush.

We hope that all of you also get to cup some of the new 2020 teas in the coming months! Stay healthy.